Thursday, August 2, 2007
The Average Employee Wastes 2 Hours of Every Workday Jacking Around on the Internets like I'm Not Doing Right Now...
According to the 2007 Wasting Time Survey by Salary.com, the average employee wastes 20% of the workday. The survey asked 2,000 employees across all job levels about how they spend their working hours, found employees waste an average of 1.7 hours of an 8.5-hour workday. This represents a deline from last year.
In this year's survey, 20- to 29-year-olds said they waste an average of 2.1 hours per day. The amount of idle time drops off as employees grow older, with the 30-39 age group reporting 1.9 hours of the day wasted and 40- to 49-year-olds reporting 1.4 hours.
The top time-wasting activities included using the Internet for non-work related purposes, socializing with co-workers, and conducting personal business. Many times, however, these seemingly idle tasks are actually beneficial, Coleman said. For example, talking to a co-worker about last night's American Idol results may appear completely irrelevant, but it helps build camaraderie among employees who will then work better together in the future.
I agree. I do need to build camaraderie within the workplace by discussing the latest episode of Entourage. I need to determine whether Turtle should've just sucked it up and gotten it on in the bunny suit or not...we're talking about imperative information here. Also, how else would I find time to update my blog if I didn't have that 20% of work hours to utilize?
See the rest of the story here. And by the way, the "2007 Wasting Time Survey"?!? Whoever is conducting that survey might be wasting their time, I mean, aren't there better things to do with your life?
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